Surrender to Krishna Solves All Problems - Part 2

Hare Krishna Prabhujis and Matajis,
Please accept my humble obeisances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudeva.

This is in continuation of the transcription of the nectarean class given by our beloved spiritual master HH Mahavishnu Goswami Maharaj on Srimad Bhagavatam verse 13.3 in Sri Sri Radha NeelMadhav dham, Rajkot in the year 2006. In the previous offering we heard from Maharaj that

1. Inorder to get out of the miseries we have to take guidance from higher source.

Now we shall hear further.

Maharaj: The thing is, we can never get out of it with our concoctions. That is the point. And we try to. So, therein again the light is on by this purport very nicely. So, this purport, we should meditate again and again. See here. The first sentence we have remembered that material advancement. Why are we taking help of the material advancement? We want to forget our miseries. We want to forget our conditions. That’s why the different allurements of the existence is there. (Maharaj coughs) And then when we come to material advancement, it is very clear here. (Maharaj coughs) (Referring to first line of SB 1.14.10 purport Gurudev says)  - Material advancement of civilization means advancement of the reactions of the threefold miseries due to celestial influence, earthly reactions and bodily or mental pains.

 See here, these three things are given. Celestial influence, the earthly reactions, and bodily pains. These three things are related.  When there is celestial planets, the stars are different, their influence is disturbed because of the material advancement. The example is very clear. You have electricity, so much electricity is there, that we cannot see the moonshine. You have obstructed it. Celestial influence is affected. The moon shine is needed for the nourishment of our fruits, vegetables. Everything depends on the moon shine, they are not nourished. So, our life depends upon moon shine. Our life depends upon the stars’ influence, and we are obstructing it by material advancement. If we can realise this point and appreciate, there will be chain of things. Moonshine we have stopped by the material advancement of electricity; that is - the celestial influence is disturbed. Result is second thing, the earthly reactions. So, earth has to have the reactions. Nothing grows in the city. And if it grows, the stunted growth is there. However hard you try; you may put manure or water, they don’t grow because the celestial influence is disturbed. So, earthy reaction is there. And when they don’t grow, the bodily pains and mind, mind is also disturbed.

Moon is required for our mind also. Mind is, completely goes haywire because of electricity and we don’t have any idea. Why mental patients are increasing? And why the mental hospitals are, psychiatrists are flourishing? It is our material advancement. See the Prabhupada’s thinking. It is very genuine. And this point, practically we have to understand. And as I told you, that the things are what they are at the moment. We cannot really change. Can’t get rid of electricity at all. If we can, so far so good.

Krishna willing we shall continue to hear more nectar from Maharaj in the subsequent offering.

Thank you very much.
Yours in service of Srila Prabhupada and Srila Gurudev 
Dinavatsala Krishna das
Singapore.